It's Official: Rihanna Is Bigger Than Michael Jackson

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Exactly a year on from the release of her monster hit "Work" (834,684,241 YouTube views and counting), there's some more good news coming Rihanna's way: she's officially bigger than MJ.

Well, sort of.

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Despite the fact that her platinum selling eighth studio album ANTI was released more than a year ago, the single "Love on the Brain" has just hit number 8 on the Billboard chart, taking Rihanna to 30 career top 10s, ahead of Michael Jackson who could only muster a meagre 29.

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Only Madonna (38) and The Beatles (34) can lay claim to more hits, with 13 of her 30 making it to number one. Starting with "SOS" way back in the halcyon days of '06; while "Work" is her most recent.

How about you revisit it below?

"Work, work, work, work... duh, duh, duh, duh... wdiudsiuasiuaswefyuqwuw."